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Ospreys team to play Ulster

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The Ospreys team to play Ulster at Kingspan Stadium on Sunday 20th May 2018, 3.05pm KO is as follows:

15 Sam Davies

14 Jeff Hassler

13 Ashley Beck

12 Owen Watkin

11 Hanno Dirksen

10 Dan Biggar

9 Tom Habberfield

1 Nicky Smith

2 Scott Otten

3 Dmitri Arhip

4 Bradley Davies

5 Alun Wyn Jones (Capt)

6 Dan Lydiate

7 Justin Tipuric

8 James King

REPLACEMENTS

16 Ifan Phillips

17 Rhodri Jones

18 Ma’afu Fia

19 Adam Beard

20 Sam Cross

21 Matthew Aubrey

22 Cory Allen

23 James Hook

The following players are unavailable for selection due to injury

Scott Baldwin – Foot

Dan Baker – Knee

Josh Cole – Knee

Olly Cracknell – Shoulder

Dan Evans – Foot

Kieron Fonotia – Hamstring

Keelan Giles – Knee

Hugh Gustafson – Achilles

Dafydd Howells – Shoulder

Paul James – Shoulder

Ben John – HIA

Will Jones – Ankle

Rob McCusker – Calf

Brian Mujati – Shoulder

Sam Parry – Chest

Rory Thornton – Shoulder

Rhys Webb – Knee

Head Coach, Allen Clarke, said:

Its a big game, no doubt, and there is a prize for both sides at the end of it.

Both teams want to be playing in the Champions Cup next season. You earn the right to play in the elite competition and, for ourselves and Ulster, it all comes down to this one game.

As a collective, weve had to work hard to put ourselves into a position where we are one win away from qualification. Weve come from somewhere where absolutely nobody would have backed us to get through, after we lost in Connacht in February, and we did that by digging in, staying tight as a team and working hard together to put together a run of results that has put us where we are. 

Ulster are a very good team and they will have home advantage but our preparation, our focus, has been all about us and that will be the case again for 80 minutes on Sunday.

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